Yes, men have celiac disease too. It was once thought that celiac disease was primarily found in white, middle-aged, wealthy women. It’s a fact that 60-70% of those diagnosed with celiac disease are women. Women are also more likely to have an autoimmune disease overall.
As part of our ongoing goal of supporting patients with celiac disease, here's our second part Q&A with Dr. Stefano Guandalini.
Do some foods make you feel more like a balloon than a human? Some amounts of gas and bloating are considered normal. But, excess gas and bloating can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Gluten seems to be the newest nutritional villain found on every menu, but does it deserve to be? Gluten-free diets are more popular than ever, even for those that are not diagnosed with celiac disease. Is there a real reason to avoid gluten or is it just another passing fad diet?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects at least 3 million people in the US, and many of them are undiagnosed. Because there are hundreds of symptoms, and in some cases, no symptoms at all — it can be incredibly challenging to diagnose, and leave patients with a flood of questions.
May is a special month at imaware™ - The whole month is designated to Celiac Disease Awareness, a month to bring awareness to celiac disease, to increase diagnosis rates, and to fundraise for research efforts towards a cure.
Digestive woes, stomach aches, tummy troubles, gut issues, so many different names for those problems in your digestive tract! No wonder it’s hard to tell the difference between things like celiac disease, gluten intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, and other health issues.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It’s a protein that allows things like bread to be chewy, stretchy, and rise nicely. It can also be tasty - like barley malt found in flavorings such as barley and rye in alcohol. Gluten is a common protein found in much of the current American food supply, and is even in hand soap, cosmetics, conditioner, and items like Play-Doh and kid’s craft supplies.
There are many terms that those with celiac disease call an incident of accidentally consuming gluten. Most call this “getting glutened,” a “gluten attack”, or “gluten poisoning”. Many even call this a “gluten hangover”.
Malnutrition is one of the most common complications linked to untreated celiac disease
If you have celiac disease you may be at an increased risk of developing lactose intolerance, where your body can’t break down lactose.
Clinical studies have found a link between celiac disease and pregnancy complications like infertility, miscarriages, and more.
Recent medical research has shown that newly diagnosed celiac disease sufferers are most commonly deficient in a range of vitamins.
Celiac disease is a common autoimmune disease in which the small intestine cannot properly absorb nutrients.
Going gluten-free is more than a lifestyle change for those with celiac disease! Here's how to go gluten-free, including what to eat.
Research from the Mayo Clinic has revealed a connection between celiac disease and dementia.
A new study released by Northwestern Medicines has indicated that it may be possible to reverse celiac disease.
There is no evidence to support eliminating gluten from the diets of people who have not been diagnosed with celiac disease.
Adopting a gluten-free diet has become a popular diet trend in the last five or so years. Originally, this medical diet was developed to help those diagnosed with celiac disease.
If you’re pregnant with celiac disease, it’s crucial to put certain precautions and measures in place to ensure you deliver a healthy baby.
The link between celiac disease and anemia is well-established, especially in older adult patients (between 60%-80%).
Today, thyroid conditions affect approximately 20 million people in the U.S. alone, and there is a connection to celiac disease.
Recent studies have shown that people diagnosed with Down syndrome are more likely to be diagnosed with celiac disease.
There is a link between gallbladder issues and celiac disease.
According to a recent study, giving your children pasta before the age of 5 will increase their chances of developing celiac disease.
The gluten-free lifestyle is so popular that it's creating misconceptions around gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.
There are numerous links between untreated celiac disease, nutritional deficiency and hair loss.
We'll focus on the 13 most common digestive diseases — their symptoms, causes, and treatment options available - including celiac and IBS.
Your gums and teeth can indicate if you have celiac disease before you show any of the major symptoms.
According to a review of medical literature, the chances of being diagnosed with diabetes are very high if you have celiac disease.
It’s crucial to get tested for celiac disease before you swear off gluten and start a gluten-free diet.
It wasn’t until the 1990s that it was discovered older adults could be prone to celiac disease just as much as the younger generation.
If you are on a gluten-free diet because of celiac disease it is important that you know how to recognize if an item contains gluten.
It’s important to know what gluten is, how it interacts with the body, symptoms, long term consequences, and how to diagnose sensitivity.
Do you have an awful, itchy, blistery skin rash? If you do, you might have celiac disease.
People go gluten free for a variety of reasons, but the only reason backed by science is as a treatment for celiac disease.
Celiac disease has a long history, from banana babies to World War II.
Celiac disease affects more children every year, and many parents are still unaware of the early signs of this dangerous condition.
Celiac disease is your body going to war with itself, rather than with foreign substances. The war is against gluten.
If your employer knows that you have celiac disease, you should be able to work in a safe and comfortable environment.
People with celiac disease become extremely sick when they consume gluten, a type of protein found in rye, barley, wheat other grains.
Dr. Detlef Schuppan is a world leading researcher on celiac disease, and is credited with discovering the tTG biomarker for celiac disease.
Dr. Stefano Guandalini is an expert on celiac disease, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago, and founder of the Celiac Disease Center.